Jockeying For Position

jockeying for position
Have you ever used the term… “jockeying for position”?
Its a term or saying that is often used in sports… but it can also be used in the work place.
It means to work oneself into a desired position.
It comes from horse racing.

Jockeying for position is something that I wish Christians did more often.
The most important position that anyone can ever have is favor God.

James 4:6-10

“God opposes the proud
    but favors the humble.”

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands,
you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 

Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief.
Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 

10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

Everything that we need to know about favor with God is right there.
The problem is this isn’t what “jockeying for position” looks like in America.
In fact… it’s quite the opposite.

We don’t jockey for position with God quite like we jockey for position with people.
How many times do we do things to make ourself look good… for a promotion?
Is that humility?
Personally… I don’t think so.

Looking for that promotion at work?
Try the humble approach.
It may not work for your boss…
but God will honor it…
and His honor is all that matters.

When jockeying for position… don’t procrastinate humility.
It’s what God favors.


What was the last thing you did to jockey for position with man?
What was the last thing you did to jockey for position with God?

Jockeying For Position

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